Deadline extended: Rhizome Curatorial Fellow

Posted by Marisa Olson | Mon Sep 11th 2006 10:05 p.m.

Hello. Because I know that these things tend to revolve around school
schedules, I've extended the deadline for this by one week, to Wednesday,
9/20. Please forward to students, colleagues, etc...

JOB OPPORTUNITY:
Curatorial Fellow
(part-time, unpaid)
RHIZOME.ORG

Rhizome.org is a leading new media arts organization and an affiliate of
the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Currently celebrating our tenth
anniversary, Rhizome's programs support the creation, presentation,
discussion and preservation of contemporary art that uses new technologies
in significant ways. These include online publications and discussion
lists, exhibitions (online & offline), performances, screenings, public
talks and events, the ArtBase archive, artists' commissions, and other
educational programs. For more information about Rhizome, visit:

http://rhizome.org/info/

Rhizome seeks a Curatorial Fellow to assist with the research, planning,
and production of exhibitions and public programs, as well as writing and
editing content for Rhizome's website and publications. This position is a
unique opportunity for a person interested in pursuing a career in the new
media arts field to further their engagement with the community and hone
their professional skills.

The Curatorial Fellow must be based in New York and must be able to commit
to 15 hours of work per week, for an academic year, beginning in September
2006 and ending in the summer of 2007. These hours may include occasional
evening and weekend events. This position is unpaid, but academic credit
may be arranged.

Reporting directly to Rhizome's Editor & Curator, the Curatorial Fellow
will work on all phases of the exhibition and editorial processes,
including researching new projects, writing copy, and assisting with the
implementation of current programs. The Curatorial Fellow will also
develop crucial experience in development and communications. The Fellow's
primary responsibilities may include:

* Becoming a Site Editor and assisting with the management of reBlog content
* Writing and editing occasional Rhizome News articles and other texts
* Researching editorial ideas and writers
* Liaising with artists, public program participants, and venues
* Assisting in the promotion of events
* Co-coordinating the Rhizome ArtBase, including researching art works
* Planning, production, and on-site coordination of public events

As the Curatorial Fellow advances, there may be opportunities to curate an
exhibition or event, and to write feature articles. In general, the Fellow
will play an important role in helping to strategize and execute strong,
dynamic programs and editorial content.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates should have a level of familiarity with new media and its
histories and discourses. They should also possess a Master's degree or be
enrolled in a graduate rpogram. At least one year of arts administration
experience is required and preference will be given to candidates with
prior curatorial and/or editorial experience. At a minimum, the candidate
should have very strong writing, editing, and analytical skills, and very
high internet literacy. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software is also
required and basic Photoshop skills are preferred.

TO APPLY:
Please email a cover letter, resume or c.v., three references, and three
writing samples (url's or attachments) to Marisa Olson at
marisa(at)rhizome.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and
all materials should be submitted by Wednesday, September 20, for
consideration.

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Marisa Olson
Editor & Curator
Rhizome.org at the
New Museum of Contemporary Art
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